hey reddit, what are some must have programs for your PC?
FILE MANAGEMENT7zip: Basically WinZip, but better in almost every regard. And it’s still free! Ninite: Website that allows you to add/update most of these programs to a fresh PC. Obviously not a program, but useful given this thread’s My PC: Pretty much the same as Ninite, will install most programs from this File recovery tool. The perfect thing for when you accidentally delete your report 2 hours before it’s BROWSINGClover: allows tabs in your file explorer. (like the tabs in Chrome, but in file explorer instead)QTTabbar: I have been informed that Clover is unstable on Win10 and can trigger antivirus software. This is the recommended alternative. XYplorer Free: Another File Explorer upgrade tool. Adds a bunch of cool Ransack: Freeware with very powerful search tools (filtering, boolean expressions, etc) and a paid upgrade to FileLocator stary: Alternative to Everything for file searching. Very powerful and free. Everything: Instant computer searching. Much better than the default Windows Three Commanders: Reddit comment to take you to one of three “Commander” programs. Each program is an upgrade to the File Explorer software for Win/OSX/Linux. Bunch more features and Commander: Like Total Commander but with more BROWSINGUBlock Origin: Available in your browser’s extension store. Free, of course. It’s pretty much AdBlock, but does a whole lot more. Make sure you get Origin, Reddit Enhancement Suite. If you’re using Reddit without this, you’re really missing out. It adds a shitton of features and it’ll ruin vanilla Reddit for erBlock: Free software to block connections coming to/from your Script: Addon for Mozilla browsers (Firefox) that blocks scripts (like JS) from running on non-whitelisted sites. Kinda like Adblock, but for oxMate: German add-on/extension to access geoblocked content (like YouTube), is pay to use. ANTIVIRUSBitdefender: Helps you to not get lwarebytes: Helps you to get rid of the viruses that BD missed. There is a paid version, but the free ver is pretty Pro: An antivirus software with a whole host of awesome features and a 30 day free trial. The three year license only costs $50US and it’s a product from SOPHOS, so you know it’s good Like iTunes, but you know, better. Because it’s not Free media player, works pretty well. Some people like it, others don’ Player Classic – Home Cinema: For those who don’t like VLC. I run it with the K-lite codec pack and it is obar2000: Free audio player for Windows, supports a wide range of audio formats and has a lot of cool features. ~~~~KMPlayer: Free multimedia player, stock version is better than stock MPC-HC, would dacity: Audio recording software, I used it for a little bit and there’s so much cool shit you can do with it! Definitely recommend it. Also, it’s free! Exact Audio Copy: Transfer files from your CDs to your PC in almost every format. Comes with some pretty nifty features too! Kodi: Free and Open Source home theatre MESUnity: Free game engine. Easy-ish to pick up and use with a shitton of Engine: Another free game engine. Lots of documentation and easier to pick up, but you pay 5% royalties to Unreal when you make money from UE-based Largest online video game retailer. Desktop app allows you to organise your library of games and play them at any time. But you already knew Like Steam, but for Satan Galaxy: Again, similar to Steam. Owned by (formerly Good Old Games), GOG-G is a store that is was almost entirely dedicated to the old games. They still sell the classics but also sell more modern video games. All the games are also DRM free. Owned by CD Projekt (CDP Red is the dev team behind The Witcher series)VoIPTeamspeak 3: Voice Over IP program that allows you to set up a server (most people pay a company to host for them) for people to connect to and chat on. Used by online gamers around the world. Discord: Similar to TS3, but has a browser and phone app and is entirely free to Another VoIP program like TS3 with purchasable servers. Haven’t used it but have heard good things about ntrilo: Free and lightweight VoIP program, looks pretty TGimp: Free photoshop (Not as powerful as photoshop, but still very useful) More powerful version of MSPaintInkscape: Free vector-based graphic design software. I haven’t used it, but I have heard a lot of good things about it! Blender: Free, open source 3D modelling software. It’s got a lot of cool features but is a tad hard to first get Free drawing software with a bunch of cool list is now officially too long for a single post. See part two below
[List] Essential Software for your Windows PC – Reddit
FreeNotepad++: a quick notepad for all your quick editing IDE: an IDE-notepad Code: after acquisition of GiHub (creator of Atom) by Microsoft (creator of VS Code), it seems Atom won’t receive any attention. Moreover, VS Code is working on Live Preview (Google Docs like live document which can be edited in real time! ) which will blow Atom out of the competition even in its current Office: a worthy competitor of MS Office. TeraCopy: a power tool which predicts copy-paste time accurately. It can also perform hash check to ensure your files we copied a simple software which will eliminate the need for Start and dock. Just press Alt+Space and search apps, folders, and reduces blue light from your monitor and helps you maintain your sleeping schedule. Alternative:LightBulb: suggested by /u/scarystuffMetatogger: a complete solution for editing MP3tags. Alternative:Mp3tag: suggested by /u/SparxNetTodoist: a simple cross platform to-do list a modern zip program which supports almost every compresses file there is. No more annoying trial expired popups. qBitTorrent: a fast and secure torrent client. Alternative:Deluge: suggested by /u/ExdigguserPiesBitComet: this is great for both torrents and HTTP(S) downloads. A free and secure alternative to sicBee: a customizeable music application with great tools which won’t get in your DirStat: get a visual representation of what is hogging space in your matra PDF: a really small PDF viewer. That’s it, its just a PDF viewer for fast loading and no bloat. PotPlayer: a cleaner, faster alternative to tube-dl: a completely free tool to download audio, video, and playlists from websites like YouTube, Soundcloud, and Vimeo. No more ads, quality limit, first 20 files in a playlist restriction. darktable: somewhere between stock image viewer and lightroom, and it is non-destructive. Suggested by /u/SparxNet. Alternative:Irfan View: suggested by /u/idPhotoshop: nothing really comes close to the power and accessibility of PS. Alternatives:Luminar: great for touch up. Suggested by /u/SparxNetAffinity Photo: UI stolen inspired from PS. Great functionality for a one time upfront price. Suggested by /u/SparxNetMS Office: the good old office suite which started it allPDF: a tool which converts your pdf to almost every popular format. It is also available for free as a PDF tDefender: after personally trying all the top 5 AV software, this was the most effective while keeping resources in check. EDIT1: added youtube-dlEDIT2: added some suggestions from commentsEDIT3: check this comment for some niche and specialized tools. EDIT4: check this markdown file for some more classified tools aggregated by /u/TheChiefMeat. Fixed a typo. EDIT5: added vs code
What software should everyone have installed on their …
Compiled most of the comments here:BleachBit – File cleaner and computer system optimizer (better than CCleaner)7zip – File archiver/decompressor (also better than WinRAR)QTTabBar – Adds tabs to windows explorerNotepad++ – Better version of notepaduBlock Origin – Strong adblocker for your – Screen dimmer to reduce eye strain (may already be built-in)VLC Media Player – Open-source media – Image editorEZBlocker – Mutes Spotify desktop ads (if you are too poor for Spotify Premium) (Spotifree for Mac users)’Everything’ Search Utility – Looks up your files faster than windows searchMozilla Firefox – Open-source browserRevo Portable Uninstaller – Fully uninstalls programsLastPass – Secure password manager (also a browser extension)KeePass 2 – Secure password managerDaVinci Resolve – Powerful video editing software and color graderSteam – Game library and storeMalwarebytes – Anti-malware softwareAdwCleaner – Adware removal programDiscord – Text/voice chat program (ideal for gaming)Ninite – Installs multiple essential programs at once (good for new PCs)PC Decrapifier – Removes bloatware and junk from your systemWizTree – Finds files that are taking too much space and removes them (faster than WinDirStat)Unchecky – Unticks boxes that install unwanted pop-ups and toolbars during program installationFoxit – PDF viewerSumatra – Open-source PDF viewerMagnet – Window manager for Mac (Note: paid software)